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“Disappointing & overprized” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Navimag

Navimag
Andavenida 2187, Puerto Montt, Chile
(56-65) 432 300
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Puerto Montt
Type: Ships
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Vienna, Austria
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“Disappointing & overprized”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The route itself as well as the bunk beds are nice, but we booked a four bed dorm and ended up in a six bed... Also there is no info about what terrain you pass. We even missed the first breakfast because no one knew when it was up. The dining room is shabby and due to missing room cleaning, you gonna run out of toilet paper & co. It's still a nice trip but on accounts of the price, it's a filthy journey with bad (if any!) food! After giving tips the last night, breakfast the last morning was almost not existing... Too much money for too little service!

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“You need a flexible schedule”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You need to make sure your schedule is flexible and have at least three days after the stated Navimag arrival dates. We showed up Tuesday morning for a Tuesday night departure and found out the boat wouldn't leave until Wednesday...then Thursday. We don't know when the boat finally left Puerto Natales because we canceled. We had a flight we had to catch on Friday afternoon in Puerto Montt. Navimag did gave us a quick refund, though.

Visited April 2014
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“Yes it's expensive and an old ship, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Just be prepaired, act accordingly and you will have a great time!
We had a interior cabin for two, you don't spend much time in there other than to sleep and it is not a very comfy sleep but yes, you are on a freighter cruise! We've been lucky and had nice weather for most of the journey, so our time was spent on the bridge (you can go in there!), on one of the few benches on deck (yes there are not enough), inside in the dinning hall or in the airplane-like seats in the tv room or on the floor somewhere on deck where there was sun, no wind and no stinky exhaust.
The views have been great, the food was eatable and I would go again!

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“Wonderful experience but it depends of the weather”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took the trip from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt.

We had the Amadeo ferry, be aware this this is a cargo ship so do not expect much comfort. The cabins are small but clean. The food is however poor but eatable. I would recommend to bring some own snacks with you as well your own wine. They sell a basis wine on the ferry. This is smaller ferry, they told us they have larger Ferry as well which is larger with better facilities.
Navimag. The crew is very friendly.

Be aware that there can be a significant delay in the travel schedule depending on the weather. Also you have to cross the golfo de penas so you can get seasick (they offer medicine).

The views are spectacular, I loved the trip and stayed much time outside (bring warm clothing) or on the bridge. Beautiful nature while reading a book.
You will be able to see dolphins, whales. Be sure you are awake and outside when crossing the angostura Inglesa and Puerto Eden.

In short it is a great alternative to travel up north (or south if you start in Puerto Montt).

Visited January 2014
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“Tourist service suspended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I contacted Navimag. They are anticipating starting this service again. It isn't cheap however other passengers were happy with this service. I was told by an employee to continue calling to see when service resumes. There is a toll free number on their website.

Visited October 2013
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